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Killed for lottery jackpot?

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  • Abraham Shakespeare won a $31 million Florida Lottery jackpot back in 2006; took home $17M
  • Prosecutors say Dorice "Dee Dee" Moore befriended the victim, swindled him out of his money and killed him

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Killed for lottery jackpot?

A Florida woman is accused of killing a multi-million dollar lottery winner. Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore is on trial for allegedly killing Abraham Shakespeare, a laborer who was living with his mother when he won $31 Million in the Florida lottery back in 2006.

Prosecutors say Moore befriended Shakespeare, pretended she wanted to write a book about him, swindled him out of his money and then killed him. She allegedly shot him twice and buried him in the backyard of her ex-boyfriend’s house.  

Shakespeare had vanished in April of 2009 but no one reported him missing for seven months assuming he had left town to escape the spotlight of being a lottery winner.  But in February of 2010, his body was found buried under a slab of cement. Days later, police arrested “Dee Dee” Moore for his murder.

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